Pure Food and Drug Act

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Pure Food and Drug Act

A legislative act passed by the US Congress in 1906, catalysed largely through the efforts of Dr HW Wiley, the chief chemist of the US Department of Agriculture. The Act addressed the use of poisonous food preservatives and dyes in foods, unsanitary conditions in meat-packing plants, and exaggerated claims of efficacy made for pseudomedical patent medicines.
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And Upton Sinclair's The Jungle painted such a disturbing picture of the filth and cruelty of the meatpacking industry that Congress passed the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.
Professors Henry Grabowski and John Vernon, who have studied the industry for over two decades, concur that attempts to regulate the industry have produced mixed results since the debut of the first law, the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. It banned the adulteration and mislabeling of drugs sold in interstate commerce.